Defender redefined by Overfinch is the perfect cure for boredom
Founded in Leeds in 1975, Overfinch is a luxury tuning company specializing in Land Rover vehicles, mostly Defenders and Range Rovers.
What they do is simple: they take the standard car and make it look like it's gone to the gym, to the Spa and to a tanning salon and then they give it a new wardrobe. The car you see here is a prime example. It is a Defender Redefined by Overfinch (that's what they call it), commissioned by a client and equipped with a much, much more powerful engine and new paint and interior.
Overfinch replaced the original engine in this Defender 90 with a GM-sourced 6.2 L V8 making 450 hp and paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. They also gave it a new stainless-steel sport exhaust system and new six-piston (front) and four-piston (rear) brakes.
The car was painted Emerald Green, with matching marine-grade teak rear load space and bespoke 18-inch Apollo alloys, also in Emerald Green. There's a removable soft-top and a roll cage, also in Emerald Green, and a new a lockable storage box with an "Overfinch Special-Commission" plaque.
Inside you'll find two Recaro sports seats upholstered in Emerald and Tan leather with contrast stitching. The centre console and the dashboard also feature leather upholstery while both the gear lever and the low-range selector feature knurling on chrome finish.
The all-new Defender hasn't even reached showrooms yet but it has already understandably generated different expectations and feedback. Lego Technic even made a model building kit. That's because the Defender is much more than just a car, whether it's new or old or factory or heavily modified.
It is a truly unique vehicle and in this instance, par for the course, it comes with a price. And it's a steep price as well. It costs £239,990/$315,820.